Record breaking warm weather disrupting maple syrup season

The President of the Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers Association told MPR he typically collects about 250 gallons of syrup near Fergus Falls. So far this spring, he hasn't collected any sap. Trees only produce it when there's a freeze-thaw cycle.
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The President of the Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers Association told MPR he typically collects about 250 gallons of syrup near Fergus Falls. So far this spring, he hasn't collected any sap. Trees only produce it when there's a freeze-thaw cycle.

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